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for change has come. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: barack obama gets propelled out of charlotte. how does it look from here to the first the bait? the two candidates start the final stretch head-to-head with only a slight edge to obama. but it's important according to gallup poll, the one leading at this point usually wins. what's best for hillary? if she hopes to become president, is she better off if the barack obama wins or loses? if she sees the economy taking off, she wants barack obama for another term. if she sees a weak economy ahead, she wants romney to win. trish rebegan with us, a.p.a.j. hunt and politico's john harris. the president didn't say how his sec term would be different. opting instet to rouse the troops. >> our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america. all they had to offer is the same precipitations they've had for the last -- presippingses they've had for the last 0 -- prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. deficit too high? tax cut. feel a cold
. barack obama loses. people know what barack obama has to sell. and they know that he didn't deliver what he said he would deliver and i think that's a big problem for him. but independents don' generally break toward the incumbent. they know what barack obama promised, they know what he delivered. they know that the economy is in the ditch. so i like where we're at. >> what is mitt romney have to do? we've talked about biographies, he's got to reveal more about himself. and that's been said a lot and i think it's crucially important. there's also as you said, independent voters, undecided voters, softly committed voters who feel that washington doesn't work and they're right about that and nothing will change. what does mitt romney have to say to folks who are going to be watching him about how he actually gets things done. how he, not only does he have a vision for the country. how he has a road map in washington to get it done under these circumstances. >> i think the mitt romney story is a story of a guy who lives his life on metrics, setting goals and meeting goaltends. the president
things better? >> is a perennial questions in elections and the case of romney against obama. explicitly and implicitly, the president has to answer that char. they have tried in chicago for the last year to say this isn't just a referendum on us. it's a choice. you're going to hear that framing throughout this convention in charlotte. i will say, i think they're going to do more to try to go back and litigate his record that people now expect or that they have done previously. i think you're going to hear more about, again, about how bad things would be now if he hadn't done the things he did. chris: the republican nominee who has accepted the nomination, mr. romney, governor romney, did he sell, in all of the talk about business, we need a businessman. did he sell his superior ability to fix the competent, do you think this week? >> the speech was light on policy details and towards th end, he did start talking about a plan to create 12 million jobs in america. some economists will say that's was going to be created anyway over the next few years. he talked about a needo make america e
president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> on this sunday night, high stakes. team obama unleashes a full-court press on the road to the convention. tonight chuck todd and andrea mitchell on what the president needs to do. >>> new evacuations in the gulf. the storm is gone but tonight the danger isn't over. >>> deadly smer in one of america's biggest cities. how residents are fighting to take back the streets. >>> they're going for gold once again tonight in london with kate middleton there cheering them on. >>> and in the doghouse. good dogs, bad behavior and pet owners around the world adding their canine criminals to the lineup. >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. president obama is on the campaign trail tonight hitting states that are sure to be hotly contested and sharpening the attacks and talking points that are likely to frame this week's democratic convention in charlotte. that will include the charge that mitt romney and republicans are pushing failed economic polici
on this dangerous terrain and will voters remember how we look doing it. master and commander, barack obama didn't walk in bearing foreign policy experience and neither did a host of governors like ronald reagan and bill clinton. both earned it in office. could governor romney compete in this league? and obama's luck. he was lucky to run against john mccain who declared the state of the economy strong when lehman fell. with the economy weak is obama lucky again that business with mitt romney has changed the subject? i'm chris matthews. with us david ignatius. the bbc's katty kay, "the new york times'" helene cooper and national journal major garrett. foreign policy is the defining issue in this most critical presidential election. barack obama is a democratic president who holds the high ground on national security and that became a problem for governor romney in his charge that the president projects weakness to america's enemies. when he got the nobel peace prize at the beginning of his term, the president decided to use that stage to make clear that even though he was elected as an opponent o
for the tyranny of a mob. >> but in this highly charged campaign environment, new questions about how the obama administration should respond enter the political debate. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statements sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> this morning, we'll talk to a key member of the president's foreign policy team, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >>> also this morning, an exclusive network interview with a key player in the middle east, the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. have relations between his country and the u.s. have hit a new low over the looming nuclear threat from iran? >> those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >>> sorting out u.s. options in the middle east, consequences for the region and the political impact in november. our political roundtable. joining us, the first muslim elected to the u.s. congress, democratic representative from minnesota, keith elliso
, and the american legion, you will be cremated. >> david, i've got plenty of problems with president obama's plan but to stick with romney's for a second. the very reason having a balanced plan was at the core of our commission's recommendations that if you have a revenue neutral plan like governor romney proposed to have and generate no revenues for deficit reduction from revenues. >> that's what revenue neutral means. >> and you're going to increase defense spending by $1.8 trillion and you're going to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over ten years. that means you have to cut everything else by $5.8 trillion. that's the arithmetic. and therefore, the cuts you have to make in the income support programs that really take care of truly disadvantaged and the cuts you have to make in education and infrastructure and high val u ated research that are so important for america to be competitive in this global economy, are just too deep. and unnecessary. that's why we want d to have a balanced plan that took $1 trillion from revenue and we will were very clear, we wanted to make the cuts across the bo
michelle obama, making the case in primetime for four more years for the president. >> announcer: from nbc news, "decision 2012." the democratic national convention live from charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening from charlotte, the arena home to the bobcats. tonight it is noisy and about the democrats. we get our first primetime glimpse of the message they have planned. days after tampa, 63 days until the election and a lot has changed as we said at the top of the broadcast since the days of hope and change, the last democratic convention in '0 #. tonight we hear from a man billed as a rising star, young mayor of san antonio and from a more established star, first lady, michelle obama. our team is in place for all of it including the largest fleet of white house correspondents, current and former. for starters in the booth, tom brokaw, david gregory, savannah guthrie. david, we heard the jimmy carter tribute, ted kennedy tribute, mayor, governor of massachusetts lit up the crowd. how would you put the excitement level vis-a-vis tampa? >> it is high. on night one. enthusiasm is key.
in tampa. arguing the president has fallen well short of his goals. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. >> now it's the president and the democrats who counter in charlotte. the issue, taxes and spending. debt and entitlement programs like medicare, and key voting groups like women, and latinos. making the case for the white house this morning, an architect of mr. obama's first term, now the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel. also, a special discussion on the politics and strategy of the race. by showcasing ann romney and offering more personal details about himself, did romney forge a new connection with undecided voters? and how will president obama defend himself and his record this week when he takes the stage thursday night? with us, former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. nbc's tom brokaw. "new york times" columnist tom friedman. presidential historian doris kearns goodwin. and the former ceo of hewlett-packard, now working to get more republicans elected to the senate t
>>> swing state support a news cbs news poll shows president obama holding a significant lead over mitt romney in three key states. >> road to the future. google paves the way for a car that can drive and park itself. >> i expect self-driving cars will be far more safer. the >> immaculate misconception, nfl backs up a controversial decision made by the replacement officials but the call is raising questions about the referee lockout and becoming a campaign issue. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the race for the white house has taken a new turn. less than six weeks before the presidential election sprab wpr obama is widening his lead over mitt romney. it's estimated 270 are solidly behind president obama or leaning in his direction while 206 votes are in mitt romney agencies camp. cbs news quinnipiac university "new york times" poll said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morn
>>> candidate conversation. president obama and mitt romney battle over taxes in separate interviews for "60 minutes." >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy, and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >> i'll not raise taxes on middle income folks. oil not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. >>> imposter in the air. a man claiming to be an airline pilot is accused of flying in the cockpit of a passenger jet. >>> heavy heart. nfl player shines on the field just hours after losing a family member. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 24, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is in colorado today and begins a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he's cutting down on fundraising and spend more time with voters. he admits he's slipping behind the president in several key swing states. today in ohio obama campaign targets romney's comments about americans who don't pay taxes. last night president obama and mitt romney made their case. >> reporter: good morning. this is t
voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's president obama? >> and here is some of the polling, as i know you've seen, mayor emanuel, which is this, the question of are you better off or worse off? 69%, nearly 7 in 10, saying things are either the same or worse than when the president came into office. you inherited a recession, you tried to fix parts of it. but what do you say to americans who think you just can't deliver? that the president can't deliver the better economy that they want and they expect? >> no, first of all, let me flip back. this is a lesson about a clear choice. one person who said, when it came to the auto industry that had literally two weeks left before it was going to lapse and implode, let detroit go bankrupt. the president had another four-letter word -- or four-word statement, not on my watch. one guy who said i want to give tax cuts to the best and well-off in our country, another president -- a different view, the president, i'm going to make sure kids who start going to college get tax credits and support so they can go to college.
. >> yeah, we have got president obama and governor romney. we have got the president of egypt is going to close for us, and i think people will find that very interesting. president, new president of liberia is coming. nobel prize winning president -- i said liberia, i meant libya, and the nobel prize winning president of liberia is coming and a lot of other world leaders from around the world. >> mike duke will be on the opening, president of wal-mart along with the head of the world bank and secretary-general of the u.n. because of at least among american companies wal-mart is the number one user of solar power in america and they use quite a bit of wind too, so it is very interesting that they have, a buying part of their business strategy and their stock has been up and growth is good, it is cutting down on their traditional energy use. >> schieffer: i want to wish you the best of luck with this but also want to talk to you a little bit about american politics. you have clearly were the star of the detrimentally convention. you probably made the best case that anybody could probabl
last weekend of summer and a lot of kids are heading back to school, president obama and the democrats are eparing for their big moment. it is their turn to make their case that the president deserves four more years. their convention opens tomorrow in north carolina, and tonight as thousands of democrats descend on the city of charlotte republicans have already begun their counterattack, asking a question that we've heard before -- are you better off now than you were four years ago? we have two reports tonight beginning in charlotte with our political director and chief white house correspondent who is down there somewhere chuck todd. good evening. >> good evening, kate. while the republican convention was designed to reintroduce the country to mitt romney as a person this democratic convention is getting off to a bit of a defensive start as the obama campaign seems to be struggling with touting improvements to the economy without looking insensitive to the millions still struggling. gathering in charlotte to make the case their economic vision is better for america than the one outl
to take new action to prevent a nasty mess. >>> president obama spends labor day fighting to keep his job, as the democratic national convention prepares to kick off in charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening, i'm doreen again thes letter. >> i'm jim vance here in charlotte, north carolina, where delegates and convention growers prepare for their big week. take a look at some of the headlines tonight. the delegates are still arriving here in charlotte, arising right now in a huge thunderstorm going on outside. first lady michelle obama, just about an hour ago, was on the podium behind me here practicing for her speech tomorrow. president obama and the vice president were out today campaigning on this labor day. meanwhile, the romney/ryan ticket is trying to stay in the spotlight as much as it can. in the meantime there's a new gallup poll out that does not hold good news for the romney/ryan camp in terms of things that usually happen after a convention. we are going to have much more on charlotte coming up in just a few minutes. tom sherwood is here with a report. doreen, right now, b
the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schief
>> jeff: tonight three days to go. president obama and mitt romney make final preparations for the first presidential debate. nancy cordes is on the trail if las vegas. >> i was a steelworker for 30 years. >> jeff: sick of political ads? barry petersen in california reports on a referendum trying to limit them. mandarin chinese, the world's most spoken language now required in one american school district. mark strassman goes to class. >> what is the word for hello. >> niho. >> and fighting chance, a decorated combat veteran overcomes his battle scars, fulfilling a dream on the football field. >> i didn't die that day on october 3rd, i was meant to do something more in my life. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. after months arguing from a distance president obama and mitt romney meet face-to-face on wednesday. their first debate. it's scheduled for denver. 90 minutes focusing on domestic issues. nancy cordes is on the campaign trail tonight in las vegas, nancy, good evening. >> repo
.s. and allies will boost their support for the syrian opposition. >>> president obama is campaigning this weekend in florida. he's telling voters that creating more jobs is his top priority right now and he's calling on americans to rally for achievable goals that will lead to new jobs. meanwhile, his newest high profile surrogate is in our area today. mayor castro attended a kickoff yesterday. he was the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question that it's a close race in virginia. i believe what's going to tip the scales is president obama's commitment to creating opportunities and economic prosperity. what he has done already, 30 straight months of private sector job growth, 4.5 million new jobs created and what he wants to do in the future. >> mayor castro will be on "meet the press" with david gregory this morning at 10:30 right here on nbc4. >>> mitt romney will be on "meet the press" this morning and he also spent yesterday in virginia. the republican p
obama, after launching his reelection effort, was hit head-on by the economic reality today even though 96,000 jobs were added to the u.s. economy in the month of august, and even though the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8.1%, both the need and expectations were greater than that. and so with economists using words like "anemic," that affected what the campaign was hoping would feel much more like a post-charlotte victory lap. the economy remains the big issue in this campaign. and we begin our coverage of all of all of it tonight with white house correspondent kristen welker traveling with the president in iowa city tonight. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. well, president obama left charlotte this morning with the vice president and first lady to hit pivotal swing states, and he tried to cast that jobs report in a positive light. campaigning in new hampshire, mr. obama took the long view on jobs. >> today we learned that after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. we know i
michelle obama. >> we must work like never before. >> and bill clinton, just last night. >> you must reelect president barack obama. >> tonight joe biden leads off and then the president makes his case for re-election. 3 f2 >> aquÍ estÁ brian williams. the primetime address by president obama and the beginning really of the final push, when americans wake up tomorrow morning, this election is suddenly 60 days away. now, as you know, the president's surrogates from the first lady to former president bill clinton have laid the groundwork for tonight and shortly we'll hear from vice president joe biden and then, of course, present barack obama. we were not supposed to be in here tonight. we were supposed to be across town in the football stadium. you see it there live, for what was supposed to be an outdoor celebration for upwards of 65,000 people, but the risk of rough weather was too great. it came through here late this afternoon. as of tonight, you can second guess this all evening. jim cantore, where are you when we need you? but as a layman, other than that massive shower to our
, president obama and mitt romney make their case in ohio. we're headed to the buckeye state next. >>> now we go to campaign 2012, a lot of the focus on ohio today. golfing legend and native son jack nicklaus helped republican mitt romney make the case he's the better presidential candidate. both romney and president obama have made more than a dozen visits to the critical swing state of ohio. >> the people of ohio are going to say loud and clear on november 6th we can't afford four more years. we must do better. >> it looks like mitt romney needs to do better in ohio right now. a new cbs poll finds him trailing the president by 10 points, the lead among women 25 point. president obama also campaigned today in the buckeye state. a quinnipiac university cbs news poll new york sometimes as well has him leading in two other battlegrounds, florida and pennsylvania. >>> coming up on 9news no problem with name recognition, bruce leshan reports from romney, west virginia. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in romney, west virginia. this small town may share its name with the republican presidential nomi
makes a spirited case for president obama's re-election. >>> demolition dust-up. spectators discriminatable when a cloud of dust shifts their way after a building demolition in france. >>> and lucky ducks. heart-stopping videos shows a family of ducks' treacherous trip across a busy highway. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a rousing defense. former president bill clinton was greeted like a rock star last night at the deck crammic national convention. answered accusations launched at last week's republican convention. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in charlotte. she has more on this. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. last night he was right here explaining why he thinks the current president needs four more years. the democrats' most popular living president, bill clinton, making the case to re-elect barack obama. >> no one could have fully repaired all the damage he had found in just four years. >> defending health reform -- >> are we better off because president obama fought for health c
, urging leaders to get out the vote. hello, everybody, i'm bruce johnson. president barack obama has a lead in some swing states. tonight at the washington convention center, michelle obama used her keynote address to the congressional black caucus gala to urge voters to register voters and turn out on election day. >> too many of us choose not to participate. while we are tuning out and staying home on election day, other folks are tuning in. other folks are taking politics very seriously. and they are engaged on every level. >> one of the hot issues at the congressional black caucus event is a protest by some black clergy who are urging african americans to stay at home on election day to protest the president's support for gay marriage. >>> ken picks up the story from here. he's live downtown from the gala at the convention center. ken, what's up? >> reporter: good evening to you, bruce. it's because of that protest that you just talked about that the first lady's comments come at a critical moment for the black community locally and throughout the country. this is of course, f
remember officials on the field for tonight's game. >> duelling campaign. president obama and mitt romney take the race for the white house to the key state of virginia today. >>> mona lisa 1.0. there's evidence that leonardo davinci created the original version of the iconic paint this this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 27, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. when the baltimore ravens and cleveland browns take the field tonight the nfl's regular officiating crews will be calling the game. at the stroke of midnight the league and referees ended a three month lockout of the officials. the deal was struck after two days of marathon negotiations and controversial call to the end of monday night's game. after a series of miscalls, run ins with coaches and players, and on field confusion, the nfl referees are heading to the sideline. the league and officials union agreed on a tentative eight year contract that will put the normal officiating crews back on field. goodell said we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on field. now
backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government, secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney, after he took hits for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership, and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in
're seeing around europe. and i have a plan that does that. >> and we get his reaction to president obama's stinging criticism during his convention in charlotte. >> now, our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. >> the fall campaign is now in full swing with new disappointing job numbers sharpening the debate over the economy. will americans blame the president for a high jobless rate or give him for mour years to solve the problem? a rising star in the democratic party this morning who gave the keynote address at the democratic convention. mayor of san antonio, julian castro. >>> author and radio talk show host, bill bennett. columnist for "the washington post," and our political director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. this weekend i spent time with governor romney on the campaign trail for an exclusive two-part interview on the state of the race and what specifically a romney presidency would mean for the country. we met up
. and as of tonight, the nation is still at war. president obama the incumbent now has an opponent to run against. this is the chance for obama/biden to make their case against romney/ryan and ask americans for their vote again. tonight we'll see the keynote and hear from first lady michelle obama. and with that ahead of us, let's go to our political team here in charlotte. four white house correspondents, current and former, beginning with chuck todd down on the floor of the north carolina delegati delegation. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. if the republican convention was all about trying to present mitt romney's softer side, the democratic convention has a different goal for the president. shoring up votes from hispanics and women. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage, democrats prepare to appeal to two key constituencies, women and hispanics. they favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime t
, the president, barack obama. >> a crowd of about 6,000 democrats gave president obama a big warm welcome. they were thrilled to see him in person. >> i loved it. i thought it was terrific. >> the president started with a nod to the venue. the potomac nationals baseball stadium and the team they are named after. >> i want to congratulate the washington nationals for bringing playoff baseball to d.c. >> then the candidate got down to business. blasting mitt romney again for that remark about 47% of the population being dependent on government. >> i don't see a lot of victims in this crowd today. i see hard work in virginia. >> one thing that got everybody excited was his rebuttal to mitt romney's latest attack. >> my opponent got excited. he stood up in a rally. proudly declared, i'll get the job done from the inside. what kind of inside job is he talking about? >> mr. obama said when he said you can't change washington from the inside, he was talking about the voters who elected the lawmakers to make changes. >> you're the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and pledged alle
michelle obama makes her pitch for a second term for her husband. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, september 5th, 201. live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 77 lucky degrees. felt like a wall of humidity. walk right into it. >> whoosh. >> he felt the air. >> i walked right through it, too. >> cooled him off. >> he must have spritzed himself before hand. >> wow, yes, in the car. >> yeah. we've got a better chance of seeing rain throughout the area today. unfortunately, and then the other thing, too, the other part of story is that higher temperatures, too, around today, tomorrow, and friday. taking you back to 1:00 a.m. this morning. a few showers around front royal. those who made their way off to the north and east, really falling apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again
months. >>> we are now less than two months until the presidential election, and both president obama and mitt romney are raising big bucks. the latest numbers show the president outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million. he had outraised president obama in the three previous months. despite the president's advantage in august, it was the third straight month that romney raised more than $100 million. romney will be in ohio today, another crucial state that could decide the election. he talked to david gregory in an exclusive interview on meet the press yesterday. he told gregory, if elected, he plans to repeal and replace obama's health care law, but he added he would keep parts of that law that he thought would help americans. >> there are a number of things i like in health care reform that i would put in place. one is to make sure that those with prexwiexisting conditions get coverage. two is to allow people to have policies that cover their families to whatever age they like. and also allow individuals to buy health insurance
likes part of president obama's health care reform. we're going to tell you the key provisions he'd keep around >>> today marked one of the deadliest days in remairaq this year. more than 90eople have been killed across 19 cities, more than 360 wounds. the violence included several shootings and car bombings. iraq's government is blaming al-qaeda in iraq. >>> prince harry has finished his first round of training during his deployment in afghanistan. tomorrow, pribs will start training on the apache helicopter. officials say he didn't want royal treatment during this mission. he'll be in as much danger as any other member of the the military. his first tour was in 2008. up next, mitt romney reveals which part of health care reform he'd actually keep around and he'd actually keep around and chuck's talking about what could anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryla
. he's now trailing the president in three swing states. >>> president obama goes on late night television and attacks comments mitt romney made about 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. >> if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> back to school. chicago teachers are heading back to the classroom today after voting to end their first strike in 25 years. >>> a religious scholar unveils evidence that jesus may have had a wife. this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney continues to deal with short fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. romney addressed the issue last night. he's not backing down. romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> we have a potentially v
accepting his party's nomination, president obama is campaigning in new hampshire. he acknowledged room for improvement while putting a positive spin on the economy. >> business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> reporter: the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 43 consecutive months. it dipped slightly last month, as many people stopped looking for work. in iowa, republican presidential candidate mitt romney used those numbers to attack obama's record. >> he said by this time we would be at 5.4% unemployment. instead we're about 8%. you know the difference that that makes? 9 million people. >> reporter: two sides to one report that's sure to have voters talking. economists say 200,000 new jobs need to be created a month to lower of the unemployment rate. on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news4. >>> and rom ann romney came to leesburg, and sat down with julie carey for a one-on-one chat. she shares her opinion on how her husband and the obamas fared. that's coming up in our
romney and president obama plenty to say today. romney fresh off his nomination, trumpeting the anti obama themes in this gop convention. the president on the road to charlotte today reminding voters of what republicans didn't talk about. in a moment we'll check in with ron mott and the romney campaign. we'll begin with kristen welker on with the president in sioux city iowa. >> reporter: good evening, lester. with the democratic national convention just a few days away, president obama is working to build momentum in key battleground states like right here in iowa where he's making his seventh visit so far this year. >> hello iowa! >> reporter: president obama kicking off his road to charlotte campaign in iowa, the state that first launched his presidency four years ago. >> it was you, iowa, who kept us going when the pundits were writing us off. and it will be you, iowa, who choose the path we take from here. >> reporter: polls show a tight race here as some white working class voters who gave him an edge four years ago aren't so sure because of the economy. >> iowa is important, a
up tonight with a speech from president obama. he'll officially accept his party's nomination at time warner cable arena in charlotte. the president was supposed to speak at a much larger football stadium, but organizers moved it to the arena because of a threat for bad weather. legates officially renominated president obama for president yesterday. and they'll do the same with vice president joe biden today. the vice president got a quick walk-through about four hours ago at 1:00 a.m., once the delegates left. 'll speak tonight and accept the vice presidential nomination shortly before the president takes the stage. former president bill clinton says he is confident barack obama will win a second term. >> i hate to break it to you, but we're going to keep president obama on the job! >> clinton officially renominated president obama last night. he told delegates that the president has taken steps, the crucial first steps toward an economic recovery, and he is the right man to finish the job. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, h
his job. >>> president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>. >> 47% of the people, who believe they are victims that have the government has a responsibility to them. believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way. early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the
and that has to focus on the 5% of the voters undecided. president obama appeared on david letterman last night and said the president needs to be the leader of all americans including that 47%. >>> a new quinnipiac university poll says mitt romney is losing grounds in the states that are most likely to decide this election. in colorado president obama is now leading which is a change from august which mitt romney had a five-point lead there. in virginia and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both of those states. beyond the polls' margin of error. >>> less than 50 days left in the presidential campaign and the attack ads between president obama and mitt romney heating up. each campaign has been airing tv ads making claims about the other. >> how accurate are the claims? gary nurenberg checked a few of the ads for accuracy. ga. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president cannot tell us he's better off today than when we took office. >> reporter: the ad compares statistics from 2008 and from now. >> 30 months of private sector job grow
yesterday when protesters attacked the us kons late. president obama shared his condolences. >> today, we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in the commitment to see justice is done. make no mistake, justice will be done. >>> meanwhile, we are learning more about the attack. melissa is live with more. >> hey, keith. since the deaths, the president ordered increased security. as many as 200 marines could be sent to libya to bolster security. >> 52-year-old jay christopher steven z was a career diplomat. he was assigned earlier this year. he served two tours in libya running the office in benghazi against gadhafi. he once worked as an international trade here in washington. a large mob stormed the consulate with automatic weapons firing at the building before burning it to the ground. stevens was found in a small room where he was taking cover. he and three others killed after they came back to help with evacuations. neighboring egypt scaled the walls, tearing down and burning the american flag. libyan officials held a p
day. president obama got a bit of a surprise during a visit to a florida pizzeria. the owner, 46-year-old scott manduzer, was so excited to see the president, he gave him a great big bear hug, lifted him off the ground. he's a registered republican, believe it or not. the president ordered several pies and threw a pizza party for a local campaign office. i did read he cleared it with the secret service before he picked up the president of the united states. >> i was wondering about that. >>> as the days tick down to the general election, both president obama and mitt romney bringing in big bucks. the president slightly outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million. he had outraised president obama in the three previous months. this was the third straight month romney raised more than $100 million. >>> congress will return to work offer a five week vacation. lawmakers head back to capitol hill with a laundry list of bills to consider. topping the list is the bush era tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. the other is a farm bi
. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney. after he took hits for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership. and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, for anyone who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there's the bloody rebellion in syria. and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them unequivocally, unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> reporter: the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. prior to the current crisis, the nbc news "wall street journal" poll found president obama had a significant advantage over mi
needs help. >> lesli. >>> even president obama says it is time for the regular referees to get back on the job. he made the remark today following the questionable call by those replacement refs last night that gave the seattle seahawks the game. bruce johnson sampled some opinion from around town today. >> they need to do something about them. >> i think they are terrible. >> we couldn't find a single fan who agreed with the replacement referees and the nfl that seattle won last night's game with the touchdown reception as time ran out. >> was it an interception or a touchdown? >> it was an interception. >> got these kidergarden guys out here making the calls. >> former redskins defensive end, dexter manley. >> everyone in this country -- you could see the fan bases there. i think it's going to really hurt football. >> very few other people we talk with today said they will stop watching football. you feel for the victims. the players, but you are going to tune in. you are going to slow up to watch to see how it all turns out. >> so yeah, it's not necessarily good publici
obama will be in ohio today. >> both candidates plan to make stops in the cleveland and toledo areas. governor romney will also make a stop near columbus. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: by bus or by plane, for mitt romney and paul ryan, this election could come down to one state. >> oh. oh! >> ohio. >> works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing state shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up ten points in the buckeye state. he had a six-point lead before the conventions. >> we don't like it. we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president now has a nine-point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double-digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign with president obama and his republic rival each making his 14th trip to the state. turn on a tv set in ohio and this
. >>> mitt romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower ex
to vote this november. >> president obama saying our challenges can be met as he pushes for a second term in office. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday, september 7th, 2012. 5:00 a.m., 72 degrees. and it is a touch cooler, feels like the humidity, you know, kind of went down just a little bit. >> had the windows down coming in this morning. >> look at you. >> that's brave. >> well, today, fairly confident we're going to get into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. summer's last gasp because this weekend we're going to see fall move in. there you go. >> love it. >> taste of fall this weekend. it's, you know, about time, right? this is the time of year. the average temperature, around mid september is, in fact, upper 70s. right now we've got 72 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. a wind that's calm. humidity at 87% right now. take a look at the satellite and the radar over the last couple of hours. those storms that moved through yesterday. those are way off the coast of north carolina now. we've got just a few clouds ou
, to the race for the white house after falling behind the last few months. president obama's reelection campaign raised more money last month. the president raised $114 million last month compared to $111 million for romney. it's a big jump. the romney campaign, meanwhile, raised at least a hundred million dlarsz three months in a row. that campaign has more cash headed into the final two months of the campaign. >>> he is the bear-hugging pizza shop owner who's been all over your tv the last 24 hours. the man who lifted president obama off the ground at a campaign stop in florida says he just got caught in the moment. anduza says he just couldn't contain himself. >> he says if i eat your pizza, will i get as big as you? he was feeling my guns, i was feeling his and he gave me a hug and i gave him a bigger hug. >> in case you were wondering, the whole thing was cleared through secret service ahead of time. >> vice president in ohio yesterday. this is an a.p. photo of the vice president talking with a female biker inside a diner. although it may appear, she is not on the vice president's
looking for votes in virginia where a new poll of likely voters shows president obama leading romney by four points. he's also up by six points in wisconsin and a point in colorado. paul ryan pointed to remarks the president made when he was in illinois state senator. >> president obama said that he believes in redistribution. mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute their wealth. >> the white house says republicans are bringing up a 14-year-old tape to divert attention away from romney to own comments. >> this is where our campaign is having a very bad day or very bad week. in circumstances like that, there are efforts made, sometimes desperate efforts made to change the subject. >> on capitol hill, democrats were having a field day with romney's caught on tape moment. >> his comments just show how out of touch he is with america. >> the president and mitt romney will meet in colorado in just two weeks for their first debate. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> we can hardly wait for that. this evening, romney making his cay to latino voters. he'll par
walked off the job back in 1985. >>> turning our attention now to campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney appeared in dueling interviews last night on cbs's 60 minutes. >> mitt romney knows why he is behind in the polls. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama and governor mitt romney appeared on 60 minutes last night. romney defended himself against accusations he hasn't laid out details for his plan to fix the economy. >> you are asking the american people to hire you as president of the united states. they would like to hear specifics. >> specifically i will not raise taxes on middle income folks. i will not lower the share of taxes paid by higher individuals. >> reporter: president obama told steve croft romney's plan won't work. >> he seems to only have one note. tax cuts for the wealthy and rolling back regulations. >> reporter: after romney released summaries of past income tax returns on friday. romney said he paid 14% last year because most of his income came from capital gains. >> i think it is the right way to encourage economic growth, to get people to in
are getting ready for their convention. what does president obama need to do to get the upper hand in the upcoming election? "meet the press" moderator david gregory joined us earlier today. he believes the president will attack mitt romney's vague ideas on how to improve the economy. >> talking to the president's advisers really what they want to do is be more specific. i think where they'll attack governor romney is, you know, that he went on the offensive against president obama, but didn't give the american people a road map for how he's going to usher in a better economy. i think that'll be the big attack line. >> the president will be looking for a bump from the convention. new polls from the rasmussen reports show that mitt romney is ahead of president obama 47-44%. just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. similar shift happened in battle ground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and showed romney and president obama are tied. the president is leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the recent bump whi
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
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